Dr David Haley BA Hons (Fine Art) MA PhD HonFCIWEM
Senior Research Fellow, Director - Ecology In Practice, Route Leader MA Art as Environment
Keywords which best describe my practice and research
Art, landscape, ecology, land management, water, futures, whole systems, well-being, embodied, global warming, climate change, extinction of species, sea level rise, restoration, population explosion, poetry, performance, installation, systems collapse, white-faced clown, resilience, sustainability, grace, question based learning, eco-centric culture, aesthetic diversity, communities of inquiry
Ecological artist, David Haley is a Research Fellow in MIRIAD (Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design) at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a founding member of SEA: Social and Environmental Arts Research Centre, A&E: Art & Ecology Research Group, Water & Well-Being and he leads the MA Art As Environment programme. Haley is an active member of the Public Art & Urban Design Observatory, the eco-arts network, greenmuseum.org, ACN (Art, Culture, Nature) and a Trustee of Helix Arts, the Mersey Basin Trust and Director of Harrison Studio & Associates (Britain) Ltd. He is, also, a Fellow of the RSA and member of the AHRC Peer Review College. In addition to ecological arts commissions, he contributes regularly to international journals, publications and conferences. His long-term ecological arts programme for Shrewsbury Museum and Gallery considers creative opportunities for the future of people living with climate change and the River Severn. Current projects include Rivers from the Future that critiques the aesthetic and ethical values of the ‘new suburbia’ over freshwater, A Walk On The Wild Side, commissioned by Urbis to perform a series of community Wild Walks for the Wild Futures exhibition and website in March 2007 and Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom with Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison to determine how we might ‘withdraw gracefully’ as the sea levels rise.
STATMENT OF ECOLOGICAL ARTS PRACTICE
Ecology: the study of organisms in relation to one another and to their surroundings, derived from the Greek word, oikos, meaning house, or dwelling.
Art: rt from an Indo-Aryan noun/adjective of the Rg Veda, meaning the dynamic process, by which the whole cosmos continues to be created - virtuously.
I perceive our ability to survive climate change as the enactment of an evolutionary narrative. My interdisciplinary research attempts to integrate quantitative and qualitative methodologies into the creative process. This informs my arts practice that generates poetic dialogues to resonate as creative interventions, in pursuit of aesthetic diversity to develop communities of inquiry for an eco-centric culture.
CURRENT APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS
Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.
Director, Harrison Studio & Associates (Britain) Ltd
Director, Board of Trustees, HELIX Arts
Director, Board of Trustees, Mersey Basin Trust
Director, Board of Trustees, INIFAE [International Institute For Art and the Environment]
Peer Review College, Arts & Humanities Research Council
Think Tank Member – Art & Ecology– RSA / ACE
Advisory Board – Arts and the Environment programme, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
External Assessor, Cumbria Institute for Art & Design, MA Landscape & Environment Course
Editorial Committee, Public Art & Urban Design Observatory
Editorial Committee, ‘Watershed’ – eco-art network
Steering Group, ‘Pathways,’ arts in mental healthcare project - Manchester C.C. / LIME
Steering Group - Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust, Alder Hey, Arts for Health
Steering Group Member - Strategic Design Guide– North West Regional Assembly
Member - The Society for Ecological Restoration
Member – Art, Nature, Culture
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A research proposal in the form of an artwork (film and gallery installation) to eventually develop a live artwork that follows the course of a bacterium (named Ulysses Species Nova) from an English river as it completes a trans-Atlantic water/weather cycle - a 'homebecoming'. Water sampling to seek the route of this bacterium’s Odyssey, will question the relationship between climate change and evolution. Details…
Initiated in 2004 and in receipt of £1,000 ACENW ‘seed funding’, this project for URBIS (2007) will promote: a) ‘transformative reflective practice’ (Habermas) as an educational core skill, b) the development of biodiversity corridors and c) encourage community participation in spatial planning. The partners for this ecological arts programme include site-sight, GMPTE, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Lancaster University, the Mersey Basin Trust and Landlife the National Wildflower Trust. Details…
The Drawing on Life research project is a synthesis of traditional life drawing, ecology and evolutionary theory. Available to all MIRIAD students, I piloted this project through November/ December 2004 and will deliver a further course as a postgraduate ‘option’ in 2006. Details…
Harrison Studio & Associates (Britain). "As the waters rise gracefully, how may we withdraw gracefully"? Initially supported by DEFRA's Climate Challenge Fund and currently in negotiation with other funders and six venues for a simultaneous Mainland Britain launch in 2008. Details…
In collaboration with CLEAR: Centre for Landscape & Environmental Arts Research, Cumbria Institute for the Arts and the INTERFACE research centre at the University of Ulster on a three-way research project to synthesises different approaches to art, research and the landscape. . Details…
Working with Mid-Pennine Arts to develop a programme of ecological arts and research projects for the ‘Pennine Lancashire’ district,.. Details…
Knowledge gathered in the form of an expanded pattern book/journal will consider North West England's most valuable resource (bar none), freshwater, and how it may contribute to the creation of a 'New Suburbia'. This project is MIRIAD’s contribution to Confluence: water as a determinant of culture, a research programme in collaboration with INTERFACE (University of Ulster) and CLEAR (Cumbria Institute for the Arts). Details…
Project being developed with artist, Wu Mali and the Bamboo Culture Project, Taipei. It considers how Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China may 'make time' as sea levels rise. Details…
David Haley is a member of the Art Research Centre.
A selection of recent research outputs.
Harrison-Mayer, H., Harrison, N., Haley, D. Harrison, G, 2009. Greenhouse Britain, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer Street, New York NY10013, 10 January – 7 February 2009.
Haley, D., 2007. Water Performed: Learning from Artists., Chinese Art Centre, Manchester.
Haley, D., 2005. Evolving the Future.
Haley, D., 2003. Ecoart = radical approaches to restoring the earth, ecoartspace gallery, Beacon, New York, Dec-03.
Haley, D., 2003. Psalm for the Severn, Ecoartspace Gallery, Beacon, New York.
Haley, D., 2003. River Life 3000: a dialogue for the beginning of time., Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, UK, Jan-03.
Haley, D., 2003. River of Life 3000, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
Haley, D., 2003. Trees on the Severn., Kyoto International Conference Centre, Japan., Mar-03.
Haley, D., 2002. 'Wish you were here'.
Haley, D. Kershaw,K. Scantlebury, I, 2002. Cobweb Laboratory and Confesions Visions, Victoria Baths, Gorton Monastery, Holden Gallery Manchester.
Haley, D., 2002. COMMON-WEALTH: aesthetic diversity as a driver of change, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Haley, D., 2001. CULTURE: the artists proof, Holden GAllery, MMU, Manchester, UK.
Haley, D., 2000. species nova [to look anew] part I: Seeking An Unacceptable Profile, Lancaster University..
FIRBANK, L. HARRISON, H., HARRISON, N., HALEY, D. GRIFFITH, B., 2009. 'A Story Of Becoming: Landscape Creation Through An Art/Science Dynamic. Chapter in Land Use and Management: The New Debate. RELU'. In, Chapter in Land Use and Management: The New Debat.
Haley, D., 2008. 'Art in Ecology: Questions of Foresight.'. In Music and Art in Action (MAiA) Vol. 1 No. 1, Music and Art in Action (MAiA).
Haley, D., 2008. 'The Limits of Sustainability: The Art of Ecology'. In KAGAN, S. and KIRCHBERG, V (eds.) Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures, VAS-Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany.
Haley, D., 2008. 'Water, Time and Grace: Questions of Art and Ecology'. In Raney, K. (eds.) Questions of Art and Ecology, Cornerhouse Publications.
Haley, D., 2007. ', Is Well-Being Worth Dying For?'. In HAWORTH, J (eds.) Well-being: individual, community, and social perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire., Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire.
Haley, D., 2007. 'Art, Health and Well-Being'. In HAWORTH, J (eds.) Well-being: individual, community, and social perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire. TBP.
Haley, D., 2005. 'Evolution and Water and Well-being'. In Lehr, J. H (eds.) Water Encyclopaedia: Oceanography; Meteorology; Physics and Chemistry; Water Law; and Water History, Art, and Culture, 715 to 718 and 791 to 793, Wiley, New York.
Haley, D., 2005. 'Evolution and Water and Well-being'. In Lehr, J. H. Water (eds.) Encyclopaedia: Oceanography; Meteorology; Physics and Chemistry; Water Law; and Water History, Art, and Culture, 715 to 718 791 to 793, Wiley, New York.
Haley, D., 2005. 'What a Performance! What a Performance?'. In Heim. W (eds.) What a Performance! What a Performance?, tbc.
Haley, D., 2002. 'River Life: a meandering intervention'. In KENLY, R. & REMESAR, A. (eds.) The Arts in Urban Development: Waterfronts of Art II,, 1, 87-102, CER POLIS, Public Art Observaory, University of Barcelona.
Haley, D., 2002. 'The Future and Other Creation Myths'. In SPAID, S. (eds.) Ecovention: current art to transorm ecologies, 1, Ecoartspace, Greenmuseum.org, CAC Cincinnati.
Haley, D., 2002. 'The Future and Other Creations Myths'. In Sue Spaid (eds.) Ecovention: current art to transform ecologies, Section 11 Critical Diversity, 150, Contempory Art Centre, Cincinnati, greenmuseum and Artspace.
Haley, D., 2001. 'Reflections on the Future – “O brave new world”: a change in the weather', Waterfronts of Art I, Art for Social Change, www.ub.es/escult/1.htm.
Haley, D., 2005. 'Observations, Reflections and Proposals for Creative Ecology Interventions', Observations, Reflections and Proposals for Creative Ecology Interventions.
Haley, D., 2003. 'Species nova (to look anew): art as ecology', Ethics & the Enviroment A Special Issue on Art, Volume 8, Number 1, 143-153.
Haley, D., 2003. 'Species Nova [to look anew]: Art as Ecology', Ethics & the Environment A Special Issue on Art, Volume 8, Number1 Spring 2003, 143-153.
Haley, D., 2001. '"Exactitude winged by intuition"', European Journal of Arts Education (EJAE), Volume 3, Issue 2, 43-57.
Haley, D., 2008. 'A Dialogue with Oysters: The Art of Facilitation', A Dialogue with Oysters: The Art of Facilitation, The Tropic of Cancer Project, Budhi, Taiwan.
Haley, D., 2008. 'Art and Ecology', Art and Ecology, Department of Atmospheric Studies, Central University.
Haley, D., 2008. 'The Art of Becoming: Questions of Climate Change', Dialogue on Art, Culture and Climate Change, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing.
Haley, D., 2007. 'Creative Responses to the Future', Guest Lecture to open British Council exhibition, North SouthEastWest, University of Stuttgart, Germany..
Haley, D., 2007. 'Given that we live in a world of', Invited lecture to A Public of Sorts conference, UHC Arts Collective, Urbis, Manchester..
Haley, D., 2006. 'An Overview of Projects by David Haley', Creative Interventions in Ecological Art, Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, National Kaoshiung Normal University, Taiwan.
Haley, D., 2006. 'Creative Interventions in Ecological Art: An Overview of Projects by David Haley', Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, National Kaoshiung Normal University, Taiwan.
Haley, D., 2006. 'New Suburbia. Keynote paper for One Step Beyond conference', New Suburbia. Keynote paper for One Step Beyond conference, Eden Project, UK..
Haley, D., 2006. 'Rivers from the Future: An Ecological Arts Proposal', International Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Art,, University of Central Europe, Budapst, Hungary..
Haley, D., 2006. 'Rivers from the Future: An Ecological Arts Proposal', International Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Art, University of Central Europe, Budapest, Hungary..
Haley, D., 2005. 'Ecological Art', Public Art & Urban Design PhD Programme, University of Barcelona.
Haley, D., 2005. 'Suburbia, The Final Frontier:', Art and Ecology, Desire and Sustainability., Public Art & Urban Design Observatory, CER POLIS, University of Barcelona, Spain..
Haley, D., 2003. 'for Artist Working With Water,', 3rd World Water Forum, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK, in Crossover UK and Co-curator of eco-art seminar.
Haley, D., 2003. 'In the flow of time', 3rd World Water Forum – Arts Festival, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan.
Haley, D., 2003. 'In the flow of time', 3rd World Water Forum – Arts, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan.
Haley, D., 2003. 'Park Life: a plea for participation', Public Parks Keep Out national conference for The Sensory Trust and Green Spaces, Manchester Town Hall, UK.
Haley, D., 2003. 'Reflections on water', 3rd World Water Forum, Stakeholder Centre, Kyoto, Japan.
Haley, D., 2003. 'Towards a Kyoto Proposal', Social Sculpture – connective aesthetics, international colloquium, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Haley, D., 2002. 'Models of uncertainty: sustainable development and art', International Women’s Artists: Towards a Sustainable Environment, Medical Education Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield UK.
Haley, D., 2009. 'Membership of research groups', A&E [art&ecology] Research Group (Director), SEA [Social & Environmental Research Centre].
Haley, D., 2008. 'A Dialogue With Oysters,', Magazine.
Haley, D., 2002. 'Artswork: An Arts in Healthcare Study for Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, Alder Hey'.
Haley, D. & Harrison, M., 2002. 'COMMON-WEALTH: aesthetic diversity as a driver of change', Workshop design, direction and paper to Public Art Observatory International Workshop - SEA (formely SEPRU)/MIRIAD..